Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Ruth McCall scrapbook MS.000342

Ruth McCall was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1917. She attended Mitchell Elementary, West Side Junior High School, and Little Rock High School. She played the violin and performed with the Woodman Circle Orchestra. Ruth was very active in the concerts, plays, and other performances presented by West Side Junior High School and later Little Rock High School. She graduated from Little Rock High School in 1935.
In 1936 Ruth McCall began taking classes at the "Part Time School." It was the only public school where she could take secretarial classes while receiving job training and experience. Ruth's first job was for the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. She later went to work for Traveler's Insurance and spent her career with the company.

Ruth McCall's papers relate to her personal, educational, and professional development in Little Rock, Arkansas, between 1923 and 1991. She collected newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and other memorabilia that mirrored her life from a young teen to a grown woman, 1923-1991.

  • I. Newspaper clipppings and programs: West Side Junior High School, Little Rock High School, events, and marriages and deaths, 1927-1954 (Box 1)
  • II. Newspapers (Box 2)
    • 1. Little Rock High School Tiger, 1932 September 28
    • 2. Little Rock High School Tiger, 1933 January 18
    • 3. Little Rock High School Tiger, 1934 May 9
    • 4. Little Rock High School Tiger, 1935 January 18
    • 5. Little Rock High School Tiger, 1935 May 9
    • 6. Little Rock High School Tiger, 1935 May 23
    • 7. Little Rock High School Tiger, 1935 May 23
    • 8. Arkansas Gazette special advertising supplement, 1965 November 21
    • 9. McCrory/McClellan/H.L. Green Store Shopper, Christmas edition, undated
    • 10. Arkansas Democrat, editorial section D, Little Rock, 1965 September 19
    • 11. Arkansas Democrat, "Staff bid for Gazette falls apart," Little Rock, 1991 October 18
    • 12. Arkansas Gazette, "Gazette Employee Buyout Fails," Little Rock, 1991 October 18
    • 13. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "It's Over-The Gazette Closes," Little Rock, 1991 October 19
  • III. Loose scrapbook items (Box 3)
    • 1. Concerts and dedication ceremonies
    • 2. Evangelists and ministry in Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 3. Historical and political events in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas
    • 4. Friends
    • 5. Little Rock, Arkansas, commerce
    • 6. Newspaper clippings, Little Rock, Arkansas, history
    • 7. Little Rock High School, 1927 and 1935
    • 8. Little Rock Mitchell Elementary School memorabilia
    • 9. Little Rock's "Part Time" school
    • 10. Little Rock West Side Junior High School newsletters, 1931 and 1932
    • 11. Sheet music
    • 12. Printed materials
    • 13. Printed materials
    • 14. Secretarial notes and materials
    • 15. Ticket from University of Arkansas Razorback football game with the University of Texas, 1945
    • 16. Theatrical productions in Little Rock
    • 17. Photographs, 1935

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